Bob Fidler of Reusch UK to complete 12 months of fundraising for The British Heart Foundation in May

Bob Fidler of Reusch UK (pictured) is set to complete 12 months of fundraising activity for The British Heart Foundation next month when he runs the BUPA Great Manchester 10K.

It all started in April 2010 when he joined a three-week trek in the Himalayas, climbing to 18,500 ft above the Everest Base Camp.

The idea was to return to the UK and complete the 2010 London marathon, but when the volcanic ash cloud in Iceland disrupted flights Bob got stuck in Kathmandu for 10 days longer than expected and missed the event.

As a result, The British Heart Foundation carried his entry over to 2011, so Bob decided to take part in a few more events to keep in training.

He ran the BUPA Great Manchester and Great North 10K events in 2010, and last Sunday completed his first-ever marathon in London.

Bob explains: “This has all gone on for longer than expected, but hopefully next month’s event will see me achieve my fundraising target.

“As an ex-prop forward I am not designed to be a runner, but it is great to be raising money for such a good cause.

“Heart disease kills more people in Britain than any other illness, including cancer, and the work the BHF do in helping people to avoid and cure heart problems is fantastic.”

If you would like to help Bob raise the last few hundred pounds he needs to reach his target, you can donate online

By donating online you can also register for Gift Aid, meaning The BHF can receive some additional money.

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